There are several reasons people look tired or older around the eyes. Some have a condition known as a tear troughâ€”an indentation that starts at the inner corner of the eye and continues to just above the cheek, creating a hollow and dark shadow that makes their eyes appear tired even if they arenâ€™t. Wrinkles donâ€™t help either in the fight to stay young looking. But, worry not; there are solutions!
Here are some nonsurgical fixes to help you get and maintain bright eyes:
If dark circles make you look tired or a tear trough is creating hollows under your eyes, consider injectable fillers. If you have eyelid issues that donâ€™t necessitate surgery, I am often able to achieve excellent results using Hyaluronic acid injectables, such as JuvÃ©dermÂ® and RestylaneÂ®, to fill depressions and eliminate shadows. Natural-looking results are often achieved after just one appointment, and the effects may last from six months to a year.
Another option is fat injections, where I take a small amount of fat from your abdomen, inner thighs or hips. Fat is longer lasting the Hyaluronic acid fillers, but is more involved since I have to harvest the fat.
Relax the Muscles
Since muscle movements around the eyes are the main cause of crowâ€™s feet, minimizing movement with BotoxÂ® is another technique that helps alleviate the lines. My patients love the results of their BotoxÂ® treatments, reporting that they look refreshed but not frozen!
Brighten the Darkness
Another cause of a tired appearance is if you have dark pigmentation under your eyes. One solution for this may be a great eye cream, such as Skin Medicaâ€™s â€œTNS Eye Repairâ€ for firmer and brighter skin around your eyes.
My goal is have my patientsâ€™ outside appearance match how they feel on the inside, to be the physical expression of their inner self.
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